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Restoring The Health Of Your Teeth with Crowns and Bridges

At some point in our adult lives, many of us will lose a tooth to injury, decay, or gum disease. When that happens, the forces at work in your mouth can be significantly altered. Chewing force in the back shifts to the front or opposite side, and these teeth can flare out, causing unwanted spaces and changing the very structure of your smile.

Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth may drift out of position, creating a domino effect that can seriously alter the look of your face. When teeth are not replaced, wrinkles and lines can form causing premature and unnecessary aging.

We can restore and even improve a smile using a combination of crowns and bridges to support or even replace lost teeth. A crown is a restoration that covers or caps a tooth to protect it and restore it to its normal shape and size while strengthening and improving the appearance of your tooth.

A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge spans the gap left by the missing tooth and is usually anchored to the two existing teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges can be made of gold, porcelain-faced gold, or all porcelain depending on structural requirements and where they'll show up in your smile.

If you're having a problem with one or more of your teeth, we'll help you decide which treatment is best to restore your teeth to their normal function.

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